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  1. Good to hear Norm ๐Ÿ‘ Did your power stay on as well?
  2. Would like some feedback on handguns from those that own/carry. I go for my CPL permit next week, so plan to buy a handgun after that. I've been into guns my whole life, but always long guns, rifles/shotguns. So Handguns are somewhat new to me to a certain extent. So once I go get my CPL next week I'll be looking for a handgun that is concealable. I have been looking and have it narrowed down I think to two, both Glock. One the Glock 26, the other the Glock 19x. Any input on these or others ?
  3. I can totally relate! Even though the city I live in is a upper middle class type city and you would "think" the grid would be good, it is not. We lose power here at least 6-8 times per year. Even some times when the sun is out and no rain/wind. It's just nuts. I bought an 1800w generator about 7 yrs ago just because of how much we lose power here. It died during this last outage last week, so I'm picking up a new bigger 3500w one next week. Hope yours stays on and no issues. Let us know how you guys are doing when ya can.
  4. Another pair of rods just off the bench. There are 7'6" 3wt 4pc with rosewood burl seats, burl accented grips, metallic red and silver on one and black and silver for the other.
  5. Stay safe Norm. Been a stormy summer this year. I had a few days last week without power due to some crazy storms with 70mph winds that ripped through SE Michigan. We had over 600,000 without power for a few days.
  6. Most of my rods are on my own blanks I have for my company. These are the classic series which is a mod to mod/fast action matte black finish.
  7. First rods of a busy few weeks ahead are just off the bench. Pair of 9' 5wt 4pc with carbon fiber seats, burl grips, black wraps tipped in single turn of metallic blue.
  8. Looks like those 11'ers are gonna be an even bigger seller than the 10'er are. I just ran a pre-order for them on FB and sold out with in 20 hrs ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
  9. But I'm still waiting on the check you sent 6 months ago ๐Ÿ˜† Yeah I'm not a fan of 5pc rods, but it will probably work well for an 11' er for guys that have smaller cars.
  10. Oh we are happy for you... currently printing out a Mark Knapp dartboard picture ๐Ÿคจ
  11. Damn big Gill! ๐Ÿ‘
  12. New inventory for the fall is now in. 60+ blanks with some new sizes. Have had a lot of requests for some euro rods other than just 10' 3wt so now stocking 10' 2wt's as well as a new size which is 11' 3wt 5pc to see if that size is going to be desirable to customers. About 100 new reel seats, few hundred burl cork rings and couple thousandth guides/tips are now restocked as well. Lots of building to do this fall.
  13. Still tryin to talk Mom into getting a pair. Hopefully she will finally give in sometime soon.
  14. The "good" of today with cars and electronics has it's draw backs as well. Case in point, just yesterday the rear gate on our Yukon will not open. It's an electric lock and does not have an actual key to unlock it so I can't even get in the back of the truck now. In the good old days I'd just take the round GM key and be able to unlock that sucker no problem. Personally I feel the good ol days of my younger years (70's - 80's) were far better the the current days far as pretty much everything goes IMO. But it's all a matter of personal opinion and what you feel is "better/worse" when it comes to each thing in life. I know people definitely treated each other better back then that's for sure.
  15. Yup. Each chapter is ran by a volunteer so look into another chapter to donate too. A good friend of mine in Pa runs his local chapter and it's amazing how much he has invested and done for the chapter he runs. So don't let one exp with one chapter turn you off of the program. I have worked with them myself numerous times over the years with donating stuff and they are a great program that helps truly great people.
  16. 100% with ya on that. I'm serious when I say I honestly hate to even get out of the house anymore these days simply because of the stupid way people drive. Some of the stuff I see people doing makes me wonder if an IQ test for a license is in order. Prime example today ...I went for a short bike ride, waited for the crosswalk signal to turn for me to cross, thank God I pay attention FOR idiots driving because the cross walk for me had switched to "cross" for at least 5-6 seconds when some jack$$$ turned left against a red light without even paying attention to the red light nor me crossing. Anymore you have to spend 50% of your time on the road paying attention for other people!
  17. Is anyone that uses a phone to access the website having it show oddly at all? I had one friend show me it was coming up weird looking on his phone so didn't know if it was just him for some reason or if anyone else had it doe that at all.
  18. New website- I am not 100% sure this link will work. I have had many issues with the website host company I have had for the past 17 yrs. Last week was the last straw when my business email was not working yet again, so I decided to build my own website with Wix. I know nothing about building a website, but think I've somewhat taught myself like anything else in life you try to do. If you want to do it bad enough, then you can do it. Here's the new Midwest Custom Fly Rods "beta" site. Any feed back is welcome. Still need to move my main domain name over to it. Still needs a lot of work, but hopefully this will be the start of the new site. https://swclark71.wixsite.com/mysite?fbclid=IwAR3CqsshF1mcCZqxOEkkGq3ZXgkcsxpuLN17rd5YtPL16RVWGhzZKW-nUGc
  19. Looks like a fantastic time Mark. Absolutely beautiful pic ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Grayling taking the fly) I think I'd have a hard time not enlarging and framing that one.
  20. Latest 10' 3wt euro rod off the bench. This one has a nice pop of color to it with the metallic purple main and the lighter metallic purple trim on the burgundy color blank.
  21. It's because of the rounded lens distorting objects that are closest to it. If the rod is out about 5ft away from the camera it looks straight like it should, but when its held within 3ft of the camera it distorts it. Happens to all Gopros because of the lens shape.
  22. Steeldrifter


    The "look what you could have done with that money" game can apply to anything in life. Fact is if someone earns their money legally and pays taxes on it, then it's no one business what they do with it, period. So lets stop with this direction of conversation before it starts heading into a political area and get back to the topic at hand.
  23. Thanks guys. Anytime someone says purple I always cringe a bit because purple can go very wrong very fast if you use the wrong shade of purple on the wrong color blank ๐Ÿ˜ฌ But I went with one of the darker purples which gives a more deep translucent look on the matte black blank, and was quite pleased with the result of that one.
  24. Latest euro rod, this one being a 10' 2wt rather than 3wt though. Burl seat and burl cork grip, dark purple main wraps with metallic purple trim.
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